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Navigation and mountain safety session - Saturday 7 April

Navigation and mountain safety session - Saturday 7 April ( 6969AH )

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FULLY BOOKED - please see our website for more dates ...

Join Paul, George Fisher staff member, qualified Mountain Leader and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team member for a session on navigation and mountain safety.

The aim is to boost your personal confidence in using a map and compass to:

- navigate safely (including in poor visibility / mist) and to relocate if lost

- give your location to mountain rescue if you or your party are injured

- plan a route suitable for the weather conditions, including escape routes

- understand how a smartphone can help and when a GPS is more useful

(This is not a GPS training course, though, this is 'navigation without batteries' - the core skills of having a map & compass ... and knowing how to use them).

Cost: £20 per person, which will be donated in full to Keswick MRT

Duration: half-day (9 am to 1 pm)

Location: start from the George Fisher store

Numbers: 6 per session (min 4) Please book in advance.

Level of fitness: average hill-walking (expect to cover approx. 5 miles / 8 Km)

Experience: suitable for a full range of abilities, from complete beginners to more advanced

Clothing: please come prepared for the outdoors (boots, waterproofs, snack, drinks, hat and gloves, etc).

Equipment: maps and compasses provided (so that you can try different ones to see which you prefer)

Other prerequisites: none. (We reserve the right to exclude anyone for reasons of safety)

Exclusions: No upper age limit, children under 18 are welcome with their parent or guardian

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

We may have other sessions running if you can't make this one. Please check our events page or on Facebook.

Navigation and mountain safety session - Saturday 7 April

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